Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: Follow-up

NPWT and our knowledge about the efficacy of the treatment has evolved. In this new publication, EWMA will describe the available NPWT technologies and applications and provide hands-on clinical guidance on the use of NPWT. 

The new publication will include solutions such as reticulated open cell foam dressings with through holes with NPWT, as well as disposable NPWT and NPWT combined with compression.

Finally, the new NPWT document will address the use of NPWT in home care settings and in connection with telemedicine services. The need for and value of these solutions have been highlighted during the current pandemic and EWMA believes these will remain a central part of effective wound management, also in the future.

This project is a follow up to the document Negative Wound Pressure Therapy: Overview, Challenges and Perspecives published by EWMA in 2017.


Objectives

With this new publication, EWMA aims to:

  • Provide practical guidance based on the newest evidence and clinical practise
  • Highlight the technological advances and new usage areas
  • Highlight the challenges and opportunities related to the clinical application of all the available NPWT solutions
  • Explore and describe the role of NPWT in the provision of telemedicine services in wound management.

Project timeline

  • Project initiation: January 2021
  • Project launch session: During EWMA 2022 in Paris
  • Expected publication: Autumn 2022

 


Project sponsors

This project is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from: